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We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.

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First Steps

Contact one of the Ministry Team who will be pleased to advise, provide support and assist with the arrangements.

Alternatively you can ask your Funeral Director to contact one of our team.

Things to do

After the initial news of the death of someone you knew and loved, there are some important things that need to be done. These are two of the more immediate things:

Register the death. There is some helpful guidance on this on the government’s births, marriages, and deaths advice page.

Meet a Funeral Director.

The Funeral Director will talk to you about what kind of funeral you would like.

One of the first questions they’ll ask is whether you’d like a burial or a cremation. You might like to discuss this with other family members if you’re not sure what the preference was of the person who died.

If you are wanting a burial you should be aware of the Oxford Diocese graveyard regulations.

You’ll then be asked where you would like the service to be held.

The Funeral Director will ask about various details, including: